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the biggest economic impact overall. johns hopkins put out a research study yesterday that estimated about 10 million people could lose power. that compares to about 7 million that lost power during irene. and it could take a week to get everybody back up and running because they won't be able to start putting things back together again until probably wednesday and it will be another five to seven days after that. big, big hit to the economy. >> paul, thank you so much. i know you're going to be with us for the next few days as we continue to work through hurricane sandy. thank you, paul. >>> all right. tyler, over to you. >> thank you, sue. hurricane sandy of course bearing down, point pleasant, new jersey. some utilities bracing for the worse. we just talk a little bit about that. warning customers that they could be out of power for a week, ten days, maybe more. what kind of damage are we talking about here and will some utilities perform better than others. greg gordon is senior managing director at isi group. mr. gordon, welcome, good to see you. can any utility that will be affected by
could be images and headlines turn against him. john harwood is at an afl-cio phone bank where they are urging voters to get to the polls. governor christie seems deeply in command the way the federal government has stepped in to help. this is the third hurricane i've covered in my lifetime, andrew, katrina and now this. we are at the point where the population gets furious and they turn on the government. the government can just not handle the huge, huge logistical requirements that happen after a storm like this. could this actually turn on the president at some point here? >> reporter: i don't think so. i think what the president has had the opportunity to do is show americans that he was involved in an effort that the country was rallying behind and do his job in a way that got praise by the keynote speaker at the republican convention, chris christie, very tough critic of the president otherwise. so i don't think many voters are going to blame president obama for what's going on right now, and leave aside the fact that the states in which the difficulties are occurring db
negative territory but it is the symbolism that is everything for most people today. john liu is the controller of new york city. he's just toured lower manhattan and he joins us very kindly here on the floor of the new york stock exchange. welcome. a big day for us. >> good to see you again, simon. >> what did you see outside? what does it mean for the revenue for new york city? >> well, much of lower manhattan, as you just mentioned, is still paralyzed just because there is no power, there is no mass transit. people are finding it very difficult to get back to work around here. even if they are able to get back to work -- i've got almost 200 people back in my offices without lights, without computers, without phone lines. although i think some of the phone lines are now starting to come on. it's difficult. it is good to see here at the exchanges that things are humming. >> oh, for sure. for sure. classic thing for me is to ask you what it is going to cost the city. i'd like to just turn that around if i may and say if fema covers some of our bills an private insurance coughs
potentially a boost? let's bring in john ar wood, our chief washington correspondent, who is at the white house. what is the to mood in the obama camp a week before the election, john? >> they have enough of an edge in the swing states, in particular, ohio, critical for mitt romney, enough to went election. they realize it is extremely close and realize they could lose it, but feel are fairly confident, at the white house they trying to as hard as they can to focus and project that they are focusing on the storm before the run suggested, tyler, the president doing his job, praised by chris christie, the governor of new jersey, as he was earlier today for attending to the job. that can't hurt, i'm a little skeptical myself of it providing a big boost to his campaign because, he is, after all, doing his job so many voters locked in. i don't expect it to switch a lot of votes but certainly can't hurt for the president to be seen as being his job in a competent way. >> i guess the risk of a screwup would got other bay, it that happened it could be damaging. >> george w. bush found that out. g
with the latest numbers. hi, john. >> we've all been watching the national polls which show a dead-even race but really the race is going to be settled in the battleground states. we've got three new nbc news/"wall street journal"/maris polls of three of those states. first start with the state of iowa, in the heartland, every presidential campaign starts. president got a 6 percentage point lead, 50-44. that's very auspicious for him in a state that both parties are contesting. secondly, go to wisconsin. this is paul ryan's home state, one that republicans have been hoping to steal out of the democratic column. they haven't carried it since 1988. and you've got the democrats with a 3 percentage point lead, 49% for president obama, 46% for mitt romney. finally new hampshire, the only state in the northeast where mitt romney's a real threat to take away from democrats. president obama's got a 2 percentage point lead, 49-24. in all of these polls, we see that mitt romney is roughly even with the president on the -- who can best manage the economy. on their favorable ratings, mitt romney's has i
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